Advance voters came out in record numbers last week to cast ballots in three Statesboro City Council elections. More than 900 residents voted, which is a little less that 12 percent of eligible voters. Judy McCorkle said Statesboro council elections usually draw a 12-percent total turnout, and with Tuesday's Election Day upcoming, the city should see solid final turnout numbers when all votes are counted.
ATLANTA - Vernon Davis hauled in the hurried pass from Alex Smith and saw nothing but end zone. Chris Crocker didn't give up, though, and his shoestring tackle wound up saving a rare win for the Atlanta Falcons.
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Screven County's Gamecocks scored first, but Swainsboro scored the last 31 to take a 31-7 victory in a crucial 3AA game in Sylvania Friday night.
Three interceptions, two fumbles and one large Windsor Academy fullback named Dillion Mitchell stopped Bulloch Academy's quest for a Class AA playoff berth.
WASHINGTON - The giant agribusiness company Cargill Inc. said Saturday it is recalling more than 1 million pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria.
WASHINGTON - The top two lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee said Friday they are putting off consideration of a new No Child Left Behind law until next year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 2 million low-income Medicare participants could be switched to different insurance plans for their prescription drug coverage next year.
YANGON, Myanmar - The United Nations envoy to Myanmar opened his second visit in recent weeks by meeting Saturday with the top U.N. diplomat in the country, whom the regime just said it wanted to expel.
BAGHDAD - In a dramatic turnaround, more than 3,000 Iraqi families driven out of their Baghdad neighborhoods have returned to their homes in the past three months as sectarian violence has dropped, the government said Saturday.
FRESNO, Calif. - Dense fog along a busy highway was blamed for a massive pileup of as many as 100 cars, killing two people and injuring dozens, the California Highway Patrol said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Children in the village of Marshall do not go out alone without an adult. They have been told to stay inside after dark. When night falls, three sentries are posted along the village periphery to keep the wolves out.
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A 38-year-old man who cut his father, then left Bulloch County with his wife and children after threatening to kill the children and himself, has been arrested in North Carolina, authorities said.
Darley Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in 1963 by Fred B. Darley. Fred's son, Bryan Darley, joined the firm in 1977. Bryan continues to operate the business today in its original location at 6 East Vine Street in Downtown Statesboro. (Adjacent to the Statesboro Farmers Market)
Mrs. Annie Laura Lee Collins
PITTSBURGH - Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the sliding Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive victory.
WEST POINT, N.Y. - On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.
Reigning champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injury for the second time in three years Monday, leaving Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer as the men to beat at the year's last Grand Slam tournament.
On August 30, N.C. State, Georgia Southern's opening game opponent, will likely start 6-foot-4, 235-pound quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who transferred to the Wolfpack from Florida after the 2012 season and sat out last year.
The Statesboro Police Department is getting new primary duty weapons, trading in its old Glock 21 and Glock 30 handguns for a new version of the Glock 21.
Just a little past Hopeulikit sits a non-descript metal building. Most people never even notice it.
Georgia Southern University and its College of Business are partnering with Renew Merchandise, one of the world's leaders in turning recyclables into clothes, to begin offering Georgia Southern licensed apparel made from GSU's own recycled plastic bottles.
There are hundreds of guidebooks on how to handle grief, how to navigate the emotional suffering that follows a significant loss.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the Islamic State militants.
Football programs in the counties surrounding Bulloch have seen varying degrees of success over the past few years, but all seem primed to make a run towards the postseason in 2014.
FLOWERY BRANCH - When the Atlanta Falcons drafted Jake Matthews, they figured he would take over at left tackle someday.